UPDATED 12:15 pm — Roanoke Police report Shakhia has been located and is safe.
EARLIER: Roanoke, Va.- On May 5, 2016 at 1:17 a.m. Roanoke Police received a missing persons report on Shakhia Launiece Pannell, age 12, of Roanoke. Family members told officers that Shakhia ran away from her residence in the 1300 block of Memphis Street SE. She was last seen by family members at 10 p.m. on May 4th. Officers have been searching potential addresses and locations in an attempt to locate her. Anyone having information on Shakhia’s immediate whereabouts should call 911. If you have any information that might help find her, please call our tip-line at 540-344-8500. The family describes her as being 5’8” and weighing 200 lbs. The family says she was wearing a red hoodie and black pants, and has a scar on her right wrist. She was also wearing a silver Pandora bracelet and a pink “fitbit.”